Apocalypse the Risen RPG (5E / 5th Edition & Pathfinder)

Created by Rusted Portal Games

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Gen Con Games:
almost 2 years ago – Sun, May 28, 2017 at 01:54:14 AM

For those attending Gen Con that haven't yet seen the Apocalypse the Risen games, I've listed the codes below in numerical order and by game. We had an error that needed to be corrected on the Pathfinder game which just went back live. Now good to go!

And if you've played in "A Feast of the Eyes" at a previous convention... rest assured, you will not be playing the same exact adventure.

PaizoCon is going very well, running 5 sessions of Pathfinder games (11th and 8th levels). We have a number of backers offering to be part of playtests. If you have a group that would be willing to run playtest games, let us know with a direct message.

Pathfinder – 11th Level  

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D&D 5E – 7th Level 

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Donaven - Rusted Portal Games

Status Check-In:
about 2 years ago – Sat, May 13, 2017 at 10:00:12 PM

Hello Hunters!

Okay, so one of our primary goals will be to keep you updated at least a couple times each month. We will include information on Apocalypse the Risen progress, events, and an overall temperature check on Rusted Portal. You are the lifeblood of our company so if we can do anything to make you feel more a part of that, just let us know. 

Backerkit Survey & Pre-Sale Campaign:

We are still working out the details on the Backerkit surveys. We have several backers that either added funds for the Colony Designer add-on or expressed a desire to do so for Backerkit. Outlining that process before we launch it is key to keeping that section of the project on track. 

The other hurdle is tackling international shipping for add-ons. A heads up on that front, we are likely to include an initial estimated price for international shipping/VAT/etc. charges with the caveat that we will either increase or refund the difference at the time of shipping. We have carefully stated from the start that international shipping is a landmine that can blow up a small company. We are tackling it head on to reduce that cost wherever possible, just giving a heads-up for our backers that it affects.

Drop Dead Pre-Sale Kickoff: 5/25/2017

Apocalypse the Risen Campaign Setting:

We have officially received the Kickstarter funds and are churning away on the overall book content. Thank you for your generous support!

Last week I completed the outline for exactly what content will be included in the book (pending page count/editing). With this outline we identified the additional art needs and have started contacting artists to commission additional pieces. We know you are going to dig the illustrations for various colonies, Darklands, and some combat scenes. Frankly I can hardly contain my excitement to get those pieces done!

We also intend to include more creatures in the bestiary than the 18 currently unlocked. The additional creatures will be Darkland and Purgatory creatures and plants. I use the term “plants” loosely. For those that met the Siren Pine during the 2016 Con season understand. You guys are going to have so much content to get those campaigns rolling!

Our focus is heavily on finalizing the Pathfinder version to get that into production. A couple work back schedule dates below for your longer-term reference. We intend to work in pre-production drafts in PDF for backers during the process. Our first pass with no art will be once we are ready to hand off all content to the editor. Our goal for that first sneak peek will be the beginning of July. We would love to have some backers ready to run playtest groups throughout July/August.

Delivery to Layout Artist: September 1st

Final Layout to Printer: October 6th

Target Delivery to Backers: December 15th (earlier as possible)

Upcoming Events:

PaizoCon – Rusted Portal’s own Chad Matson and Jason Stolberg will be running 25hrs of AtR Pathfinder games! All the sessions are booked up in advance, which is awesome! If you are attending, stop by and say hello. We would be happy to meet you!

Gen Con – Apocalypse the Risen is official! Chad and Jason are running 56hrs split between Pathfinder and 5E respectfully. How about that for celebrating the best 4 days of gaming in the world!

Baby Demon – Reidpocalypse is patiently waiting for his progeny to spawn from the lower realms. This is the first spawn for Reid so wish him luck! Sometime in the next few weeks should bring on the little demon child. Light help us.

Special Request:

Send some positive thoughts to Art Director Alison Hinch who was in a terrible car accident last weekend. Thankfully her kids only have some bumps and bruises and Alison is home with family. She did come out of the accident with some pretty terrible breaks and will take some time to heal, so all the good energy and positive thoughts her way is appreciated.

Alison wanted to make sure we let you know that there should be no impact on the game development. Of course, I told her to take her pain meds and go back to sleep. Family first!

As always, if you have any questions you can message us directly, post a comment, or hit us up on social media!


Donaven – Rusted Portal Games

about 2 years ago – Tue, May 02, 2017 at 02:22:45 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Stretch Past $20k - Get Awesome Stuff!
about 2 years ago – Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:31:36 PM

12 Hour Backer Challenge,

We are going to level this challenge. I promised some awesome gets if you help us make it past $20k and I'm committed to that offer. Below is a short and sweet illustrated summary of what happens next. We are going to get there because you want it and so do we. The Darkness doesn't have a chance!

Stretch Goals You Know:

  • Scavenge Map 4 - Six Pages of full color illustrated maps to scavenge (PDF)
  • 4th Level Adventure - 25+ page count adventure suitable for your home campaign!

News from the Portal:

We will add four creatures to the bestiary! That's right, in addition to the adventure and scavenge map we will add the following: (Ghost) Shadow; (Demons) Angler, Eyrachnid; (Devil) Eclipse. Illustrations below, including one very early work in progress!

Shadow (Ghost) art by Preston Stone
Shadow (Ghost) art by Preston Stone


Angler (Wrath Demon) WIP by artist Preston Stone
Angler (Wrath Demon) WIP by artist Preston Stone

 * First draft review of the Angler Wrath Demon! Yikes!

Eyrachnid (Pride Demon) by artist Christopher Unciu
Eyrachnid (Pride Demon) by artist Christopher Unciu


Eclipse (Devil) art by Preston Stone
Eclipse (Devil) art by Preston Stone


Donaven - Rusted Portal Games

Resource Motherload!
about 2 years ago – Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 07:13:49 AM

Greetings Survivors!

At the time of this writing we are about $200 from unlocking the $18k stretch goal and we are going to get there! To make sure all our current backers AND all of the future backers joining the campaign in the final 24-ish hours see all of the awesome unlocked stretch goals in one place.

Again, the below are all stretch goals you've UNLOCKED! AMAZING!


Templates Galore - Mutated, Corrupted, Starved, Bloated, and Infested!

Expanded Bestiary - (Risen) Devourer, (Ghosts) Poltergeist, (Demons) Dredge

Expanded Gear - Significant increase in magic items, enhancements/enchantments, item oddities, special materials, weapon/armor mods, prosthetics, vehicle mods, and more


Truth Transmissions - 12 recordings from "Truth" giving you a most precious commodity in post-Rise Earth... knowledge. These tales from around the globe will include region information, adventure hooks, and mood. Truth, it's out there after all!

Journal of Dr. Dobrin - PDF collection of stories, lore, and adventure hooks from the fabled archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Dobrin, breaker of the Seven Seals. 

  • Iconic Backstories - All 9 class iconics! Arbiter, Conservator, Enforcer, Harbinger, Hound, Jackal, Maverick, Shepherd, and Splicer
  • Adventure Hooks - 45 total micro adventures reference locations, items, and people of interest! 
  • Apparition Story Hooks - 5 unique and terrifying Apparition stories
  • Emote Story Hooks - 4 Ghost stories in total: Grief, Terror, Loathing, and Rage


Scavenge Maps - 3 full color glorious maps in printer friendly and full bleed PDFs... and we are feeling inclined to increase the sizes for purposes of connecting them with the adventures!

Full Adventures - PDF 1st-3rd level adventures playable as one-shot or to string together the beginning of a great campaign in your home colony. These adventures will give you the full flavor and insight into the world of Apocalypse the Risen and how it grows from a place of survival and scavenging for resources into world exploration and intrigue.

The below is upcoming and we intend to see it unlocked soon!


Since this is just around the corner we are giving a quick reminder what additional content will be added.

Poltergeist Story Hooks - 3 Ghost stories of these truly frightening haunts

Expanded Bestiary - (Risen) Depraved, (Ghosts) Shade, (Demons) Corrode

Stay tuned... the next update is intended to give you all the motivation you need to help us surpass $20k. We know it's possible with your help and we are going to make it irresistibly compelling. 


Donaven - Rusted Portal Games